A few times every year there are games that are scheduled to be on tv that come game day don't show up. For me Thursday's game was one of these. Instead of the Canes vs the rangers Fox sports Carolinas had the Tennessee vs South Carolina Women's basketball game. Maddeningly the very same game was also being shown on Fox sports south. These are channels 1508 and 1510 in Columbia.
I contacted my local cable provider, and they came back with "it's an NHL blackout". That seemed highly unlikely, so the next morning I contacted the hurricanes and asked what they thought the issue was.
Kyle Hanlin was very helpful, and let me know the real sccop. Apparently there are two regions which get Canes games, the North Carolina only region, and the rest. The good news is there are 50 games that are scheduled for everyone, the bad news is there are fifteen games which are not scheduled to be shown outside of North Carolina. This is a Fox Sports decision, and I will try to follow up with them next week to see what can be done to tip the game count more in our direction.
The remaining NC only games are:
Unfortunately this is a lot more games that are NC only in the last half of the season than the first half. I guess it is time to fire up the DVR's to watch the midnight replays!